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Everclear Singer My Brakes Screwed Me in Nasty Car Wreck

4/10/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

040816-art-alexakis-tmzEverclear's lead singer got into a car wreck ... and he's blaming his Ford's crappy brakes. 

Art Alexakis tells TMZ he was driving the speed limit (35 mph) in Pasadena last Friday night just before sunset when traffic in front of him started to slow down. Art says he tried punching the brakes on his 2013 Ford Flex but they just didn't bite ... causing him to rear end the car he was trailing.

040816-sub-art-alexakis-tmzWe're told cops and EMS responded to the scene to check everyone out and gave the all clear. Art says all he suffered was a scratch on his leg. 

As for the Ford, Art says it was a goner ... but the good news? Insurance is picking up the tab on a new ride and everything is wonderful now.   

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Someone Nailed Me From Behind!

3/9/2016 8:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0309-rosie-huntington-accident-x17-01Some people will do anything to score Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's phone number.

Okay, we doubt that's what actually happened, but the stunning model did get rear-ended Tuesday in Beverly Hills. The accident appeared minor ... especially considering the size of her SUV, compared to the other car.

Rosie exchanged info with the other driver before driving off, but we're guessing her personal cell was not part of the transaction. 

Worth a shot.


Denver Broncos Team Bus Clips CHP Motorcycle Escort

2/1/2016 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0201-broncos-bus-accident-TWITTER-01Scary moment for the Denver Broncos moments ago ... when a team bus clipped a member of its police escort ... but miraculously, no one was harmed ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We're told a caravan of buses were heading southbound on the 101 Freeway at Route 237 (about 10 mins from the stadium) with an escort of several California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.  

A witness at the scene says a car that was in front of the caravan stopped as the buses approached (the witness thinks the driver mistakenly thought he was being pulled over due the cop presence). 

The witness says the 1st bus slammed on the brakes -- but the 2nd bus had to swerve to avoid hitting bus #1 ... and clipped a CHP motorcycle cop.  

Somehow, the cop emerged from the wreck unscathed -- and several people who looked like athletic trainers ran to the guy to help out. 

Law enforcement confirms ... the officer was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out -- but doesn't appear to have any major injuries. 

We're told there didn't appear to be any injuries to any of the players -- and the cop appears to be okay, considering the circumstances. 

DeMarcus Ware tweeted about the accident -- saying, "To keep the day interesting, we have a small wreck. Looks like everyone is ok though. #SB50." 

Lance Briggs NFL Star's Porsche Crashes Into Bartender School

1/20/2016 1:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0120_the_crash_scene_launch_sports_wmA white Porsche registered to ex-NFL star Lance Briggs crashed into a bartending school in Chicago early Wednesday morning ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The Chicago PD confirmed the 5:40 AM accident ... but would not say if Briggs was the driver.  

The license plate on the car is registered to Briggs. 

You can see in the pictures, the car smashed into the front of the school -- shattering the glass door. 

We're told Briggs has not been arrested and no warrant has been issued for his arrest. 

Cops say they are investigating the incident. 

We reached out to Briggs for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Billy Bob Thornton Taken To The ER After Car Wreck

10/31/2015 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1030-billy-bob-tmz-01Billy Bob Thornton was taken to an L.A. hospital by ambulance after a car accident on Friday.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Thornton was the passenger in a car that collided with another in West Hollywood around 6:45 A.M. We're told the actor was complaining of a head injury so paramedics took him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to get checked out. 

A rep for Billy tells us it was nothing serious but paramedics urged him to go to the hospital to make sure everything was fine ... he returned to the set of his newest project later in the day.

Pink's Hot Dogs Car Crashes Onto Sidewalk ... Of L.A. Landmark

8/19/2015 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pink's Hot Dogs -- the most iconic eatery in Hollywood -- just had a customer come crashing up to its counter ... driving his or her car up on the sidewalk and smashing into parking meters.

According to witnesses ... it appears no one was seriously hurt when the car came to a stop, just inches from Pink's famed counter top. We're told the car careened onto the sidewalk after colliding with another vehicle in the street.

There's always a long line for the dogs -- so, it's really amazing no one was injured. Even more incredible ... looks like no one dared lose their place in line, despite the car wreck!

Warning to tourists: There is NO drive-thru window at Pink's. 



Hero Cop Pulls Driver Out Of Car Before Train Hits

8/4/2015 4:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nelson Gomez is lucky the sheriff's department was nearby ‘cause they saved his life by dragging him to safety before a train smashed into his car.

The near disaster took place on the tracks of a Caltrain train in San Mateo, CA.

After being saved, the 20-year-old had handcuffs slapped on his wrists for suspicion of driving in violation of his probation.

Check out the heroic rescue … and arrest.

Idiot Totals $845K Porsche In Parking Lot!!!

7/30/2015 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

When this idiot decided to show off the horsepower of his 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, he should have made sure he was out of the parking lot first.

In a moment of pure jerk-a-tude, this speed demon wrecked his $845k ride while trying to weave around cars and pedestrians at breakneck speed … just to leave the parking lot of France’s Epi Plage Hotel this past Sunday.

Check out the video ... instant karma.

Horrific Car Accident Driver Takes Out Pedestrians ... Then Gets His Ass Kicked

7/29/2015 2:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

5 buddies hanging out had their night completely ruined … along with their backs … after a car plowed into the group of them.

After the terrible accident the one dude who was left standing took revenge into his own hands by ripping the driver out of the car and stomping his lights out.

Check out the video that proves jaywalking can end a lot worse than just getting a ticket.

Salma Hayek's Brother Cops May Recommend Manslaughter Prosecution Over Car Crash

4/22/2014 1:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Salma Hayek
's brother Sami may have gunned his muscle car just before getting into a fatal car crash, and cops are thinking of referring the case to the D.A. for manslaughter prosecution.

LAPD got a search warrant -- obtained by TMZ -- which allowed them to root through the car Sami was driving -- a 2006 Ford GT.  Cops were zeroing in on a device called an RCM -- restraint control module, which is like a black box for cars.

Cops believe the RCM will confirm the stories of some eyewitnesses ... that Sami gunned his car and lost control, which then caused him to fishtail over the center line and hit a car coming in the opposite direction.

According to the search warrant, cops reveal they anticipate sending the case to the L.A. County D.A. for possible felony vehicular manslaughter prosecution.

The legal docs don't reveal the results of the RCM analysis.

And, according to the search warrant, Salma and her husband OWN the car and he often drove it when they were out of town.  Under California law, if the victim's family sues, the registered owners could also be on the hook.


MTV Reality Star Chris Tolleson Rescued Crash Victim Right Before the Car Exploded!

4/15/2014 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0415-chris-tolleson-instagram-02"Are You the One?" star Chris Tolleson was the one ... who along with a few friends, rescued a guy from a burning car just minutes before it burst into flames.

Tolleson tells TMZ he was in a car with a group of friends in Virginia Beach a few weeks back when they drove up to an accident scene and discovered a car that had just crashed into a tree ... and was ON FIRE.

Tolleson says he and his friends ran out of their car and found a guy unconscious in the passenger seat (there was no driver to be found) but the door was blocked by a tree. He says he and his friends pulled the tree back enough so they could open the door and dragged the guy out of the car.

After Tolleson says they dragged him 50 feet or so, he says they could hear the car starting to crackle, so they dragged him another 50 feet. Tolleson says the car blew up just a few minutes later. 

Tolleson says his other two friends suffered first degree burns from the fire, while he got cut up from helping to remove the tree. 

The victim suffered serious injuries.  No word on his progress.

Brooke Burke Charvet I Drove into That Fence ON PURPOSE

4/3/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brooke Burke Charvet was so afraid her car would veer into oncoming traffic yesterday, that she drove it up a hill and into a fence on purpose ... to avoid a bad accident.

Brooke got into a minor accident yesterday in Malibu and scratched up her sweet Maserati. Cops were suspicious enough that they gave her a field sobriety test.

But Brooke was stone cold sober, explaining the ABS system on her Maserati had failed. She said her only concern was for the safety of the small children in her car ... and that's why she drove it into a fence ... rather than risk hitting another car.

Brooke joked everything would have been fine if she had been driving her trusty Escalade ... which only reminds us again ... BUY AMERICAN.

Brooke Burke Gets the Drunk Treatment After Maserati Crash

4/2/2014 2:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brooke Burke Charvet walked a thin line with police after her Maserati accident Wednesday AM -- she took a field sobriety test -- and TMZ has obtained the footage showing she's stone cold sober.

As we reported, cops suspected the actress might be under the influence after her Mas crashed up an embankment in Calabasas. She passed the field sobriety test with flying colors, but the video is great.

We're told Brooke blamed a faulty steering wheel for the crash. 

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